§ Mr. ANGELL
(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement to the House concerning the situation in Southern Persia?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Dalton)
His Majesty's Government have received reports concerning tribal disturbances in Southern Persia. They have also been informed of certain rumours current in Persia to the effect that these risings are being instigated by British agents; and 1491 in this connection I am glad to have an opportunity of stating that these rumours are devoid of any foundation whatsoever, and that the policy of His Majesty's Government remains one of strict non-intervention in Persian internal affairs. The Secretary of State is confident that the Persian Government, who have had ample evidence during the past few years of the friendly attitude of Great Britain, realise that in their present difficulties with their disaffected tribes they may count on the sympathies of His Majesty's Government, whose one desire is to see Persia prosperous and peaceful under a strong and independent Government.